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HO Scale - Walthers - 920-54675 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2-CD 4427 - Milwaukee Road - 97963

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HO Scale - Walthers - 920-54675 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2-CD 4427 - Milwaukee Road - 97963 Different Road Number Shown

Brand/Importer Walthers
Manufacturer Walthers
Stock Number 920-54675
Original Retail Price $64.98
Road Letters/Reporting Mark MILW
Road/Company Name Milwaukee Road (Details)
Road/Reporting Number 97963
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Recommended Age Group 12+
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 2-Bay
Model Variety PS2-CD
Prototype Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2-CD 4427 (Details)
Prototype Brand Name Covered Hopper

Body Style Information: An authentic replica of cars now in service, these models are highly detailed, fully assembled and prepainted. Cars are available individually and in limited-run two packs for a total of three roadnumbers per roadname. * Exact Replica * Full Underbody Detail * Complete Brake System * Accurately Scaled 13-Rib High-Side Body * Extremely Free-Rolling Barber S-2 100-Ton Trucks with 36" Wheels * Full Recommended NMRA Weight * Magnetic Knuckle Couplers *

Prototype Information:
Valued for its large capacity, roof trough hatches, and center discharge gates, the 4427 PS-2 CD High-Side Covered Hopper was a favorite for hauling grain. These large hoppers could be found across the continent hauling grain and other medium-density loads beginning in the 1960s, often in multi-car cuts or unit trains. Many are still seen in service during the fall harvest, 30 years after their construction.

Road/Company Information:
The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (often referred to as the Milwaukee Road) (reporting mark MILW), was a Class I railroad that operated in the Midwest and Northwest of the United States from 1847 until 1980, when its Pacific Extension (Montana, Idaho, and Washington) was abandoned following a bankruptcy.

The company went through several official names and faced bankruptcy several times in that period. The railroad no longer exists as a separate entity, but much of its trackage continues to be used by its successor and other roads. The eastern half of the system merged into the Soo Line Railroad on January 1, 1986.

Brand/Importer Information:
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., was founded in Milwaukee in 1932 -- but really, it started years earlier, when seven-year-old Bill Walthers got his first taste of the hobby with a small, wind-up toy train for Christmas. He continued with the hobby and eventually had an attic layout comprised primarily of his own scratch-built creations. After he wrote a series of articles on building train control and signaling systems, he got so many letters from other modelers that he began manufacturing them. The first ad (in the May issue of The Model Maker) offered a 24-page, 15ยข catalog that listed rail, couplers, and electrical supplies. Sales were over $500.00 for the first year, and the fledgling company was off to a strong start.

Item created by: kdporter on 2018-01-29 22:24:09. Last edited by gdm on 2018-12-03 18:33:48

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